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Initial teacher education programmes - accreditation criteria

Initial teacher education (ITE) courses starting in September 2019 will have to meet these criteria.
Criteria for the accreditation of initial teacher education programmes in Wales

The accreditation criteria make clear future ITE provision in Wales must have:

  • an increased role for schools
  • a clearer role for universities
  • joint ownership of the ITE programme
  • structured opportunities to link school and university learning
  • centrality of research.
ITE Partnerships looking to provide programmes of ITE in Wales from September 2019 will be invited to submit their bids for accreditation by the Education Workforce Council.
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